San Francisco, CA - Jan 18, 2007 The official Web site for Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, loaded with art, screenshots, news and more, is now live, Mastiff, LLC announced today. Gurumin is the highly anticipated action-RPG for the PSP® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, developed by Nihon Falcom.
RPG fans in the US and Canada will want to check out the site, found at www.gurumin.us, right away to get their hands on a limited-edition Gurumin guide. While supplies last, each person who signs up on the official Gurumin Web site will receive the 32-page full- color official Gurumin mini-guide, packed with tips, art and a walkthrough of the game's first chapter, while supplies last. Five lucky gamers will have their guides autographed by Gurumin's entire U.S. voice cast.
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is Nihon Falcom's first game developed specifically for the PSP system in the U.S., and with just a month left until Gurumin releases on Feb.13, the buzz surrounding the vibrant, fast-paced action-RPG is growing. Heather Campbell of Play magazine said Gurumin's "polish and charisma" give it "an edge over other action-RPGs on the PSP," while Kevin Gifford of New Type Gaming said "Gurumin's looking pretty darn hot."
About Gurumin's voice cast
Voicing Gurumin's main character, the adventurous Parin, is Amber Hood. Hood's diverse credits include roles in Shark Tale and Polar Express. In addition to her work in movies, Hood has voiced characters in video games including Everquest II, Onimusha II, La Pucelle and the Baldur's Gate series.
Cream, Mosby and Baby Tokaron will be voiced by Tara Strong. Strong is best known as the voice of Timmy in Fairly Odd Parents, and as Raven in Teen Titans. She has also provided voices for a number of popular video games, including Final Fantasy X and X- II, Kingdom Hearts II, and Ninja Gaiden.
Dee Bradley Baker lends his voice to Rocko, Digby and Puchi. Baker, who specializes in sound effects in addition to voice acting, has been featured in dozens of movies, including Dawn of the Dead, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and Sponge Bob Squarepants: The Movie. Baker also voiced the title character in the Viewtiful Joe video game series, as well as characters in other blockbuster titles such as Halo 2, Destroy All Humans! and Final Fantasy X-2.
Gurumin will also feature the voices of Justin Shenkarow (Hey Arnold!), Kim Mai Guest (Metal Gear Solid), Robin Atkin Downes (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), Michael Gough (Diablo I, II), Steve Blum (God of War) and Quinton Flynn (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children).
Noted voice director Kris Zimmerman supervised the recording. Zimmerman is one of the most experienced voiceover directors in the gaming industry, having overseen top-selling games such as Dead Rising (Capcom), Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos) and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (Konami).
About Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Gurumin, a 3D action RPG, immerses gamers in a vivid fantasy world filled with a colorful cast of characters. Real-time combat and stunning 3D graphics combine with a spirited soundtrack to make Gurumin a fast- paced, immersive, magical adventure.
Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the town and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's adventure to reclaim the legendary drill and stop the Phantoms.
Gurumin will be available for PSP system on Feb. 13, 2007.
About Nihon Falcom
Founded in 1981 by Masayuki Kato, Nihon Falcom Corporation released Japan's first computer role- playing game in 1983. Over the past two decades, Nihon Falcom has produced numerous role-playing, action and adventure games, including the popular Ys and Dragon Slayer series.
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